3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2012 5:36 AM by Harm Joris ten Napel-Oracle RSS

    ORA-28112 while testing FGA

      Hi gurus
      I'm testing the FGA and getting below error.
      ORA-28112: policy function or package HR.POLICY_FUNC has error

      What may be the reason for it, some time ago it was working.
        • 1. Re: ORA-28112 while testing FGA
          kuljeet singh -
          what trace file saying

          28112, 00000, "failed to execute policy function"
          // *Cause: The policy function has one or more error during execution.
          // *Action: Check the trace file and correct the errors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
          • 2. Re: ORA-28112 while testing FGA
            ORA-28112 results if SELECT or DML is performed on a table with an associated policy function and the policy function has policy-related errors.
            Check your policty function , is it in "valid" status?

            Inam Bukhari
            • 3. Re: ORA-28112 while testing FGA
              Harm Joris ten Napel-Oracle

              unfortunately this error from the support perspective is usually classified as a 'user error' :) but of course
              we can help you find the cause, there are some troubleshooting references in MOS here:

              How To Diagnose Error ORA-28112 (Doc ID 751850.1)
              How To Resolve ORA-28110 or ORA-28112 On SELECT Or DML (Doc ID 69401.1)

              Another simple test I recommend is to execute the policy predicate function independently
              and see if the value it returns makes any sense, so any issues may become clear:

              select HR.POLICY_FUNC('user','object') from dual;

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              Harm ten Napel
              Oracle Support